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The Resource American gurus : from American transcendentalism to New Age religion, Arthur Versluis

American gurus : from American transcendentalism to New Age religion, Arthur Versluis

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American gurus : from American transcendentalism to New Age religion
Title
American gurus
Title remainder
from American transcendentalism to New Age religion
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Versluis
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the early twenty-first century, a phenomenon that once was inconceivable had become nearly commonplace in American society: the public spiritual teacher who neither belongs to, nor is authorized by a major religious tradition. From the Oprah Winfrey-endorsed Eckhart Tolle to figures like Gangaji and Adhyashanti, there are now countless spiritual teachers who claim and teach variants of instant or immediate enlightenment. American Gurus tells the story of how this phenomenon emerged. Through an examination of the broader literary and religious context of the subject, Arthur Versluis shows th
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N$T
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1959-
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Versluis, Arthur
Dewey number
206/.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.V465 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • Religious leaders
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Religion
  • Religious leaders
  • United States
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American gurus : from American transcendentalism to New Age religion, Arthur Versluis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-291) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- part 1. Nineteenth-century enlightenments. Revivalism, romanticism, and the Protestant principle -- The sage of Concord -- Emerson and Platonism -- The Concord school of philosophy and American Platonism -- Walt Whitman's cosmic consciousness -- part 2. Enlightened literature. American (literary) spiritual teachers -- Beat religion and the choice -- Enter psychedelics -- Dogmas, catmas, and spiritual anarchism -- Oh, ho, ho, it's magic ... -- Spiritual anarchy, tantra, and Islamic heterodoxy -- On the counterculture -- part 3. American gurus. From Europe to America -- Varieties of modern American mysticism -- The sage on the stage -- The American guru enters, stage left -- The immediatist wave -- Conclusions
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880147796
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unknown
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1 online resource (viii, 297 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780199368143
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880147796
Label
American gurus : from American transcendentalism to New Age religion, Arthur Versluis
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- part 1. Nineteenth-century enlightenments. Revivalism, romanticism, and the Protestant principle -- The sage of Concord -- Emerson and Platonism -- The Concord school of philosophy and American Platonism -- Walt Whitman's cosmic consciousness -- part 2. Enlightened literature. American (literary) spiritual teachers -- Beat religion and the choice -- Enter psychedelics -- Dogmas, catmas, and spiritual anarchism -- Oh, ho, ho, it's magic ... -- Spiritual anarchy, tantra, and Islamic heterodoxy -- On the counterculture -- part 3. American gurus. From Europe to America -- Varieties of modern American mysticism -- The sage on the stage -- The American guru enters, stage left -- The immediatist wave -- Conclusions
Control code
880147796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 297 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199368143
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880147796

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